Milton Clevedon

"MILTON-CLEVEDON, a parish in the hundred of Bruton, county Somerset, 1 mile S. of Evercreech, its post town, and 2 miles from the Bruton railway station. The parish, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural, and is situated on the Bruton and Shepton-Mallet turnpike road. The soil is of a clayey and sandy nature, with a subsoil of clay and sandstone. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £263. The church, dedicated to St. James, is an ancient stone structure, with a tower containing four bells. The register dates from 1760. The parochial charities produce about £17 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes, including infants, and a Sunday-school held within the same building. The Earl of Ilchester is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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